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OCHO

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owner’s page Instructions: Fill in the blanks, shade the appropriate answer, then move on...

This book belongs to

, who is:

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engaged

married, ok fine.

single again

bitter, ampalaya. hay!

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“We never know how we affect the lives of our family and friends on the journey we call life, hopefully it will help us open our hearts to believe that something extraordinary can always happen in our lives. Today isn’t about us from Dominican College, but this is about the legacy of a phenomenal Dominican College Alumni-Batch 87, who is determined to make a difference for their alma mater. Together, we will fulfill our duty as Dominicans to our community. Let’s continue to build the bonds of friendship and goodness through cooperation and mutual respect.

It is not about making our dream a reality, it’s about keeping the torch lit for entirety. With this, we are ACCEPTING the torch, THE TORCH that will continuously serve as our guiding light – the guiding light of Dominican College Batch 87 aka OCHO SIETE.”

Joy A Meneses Turnover Acceptance Speech 15 January 2011

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welcome BACK... MANY HAPPY RETURNS!

2012 1987 ok, now talk to me! whatever concerns you, tickles you, or ticks you off about OCHO SIETE, i’d love to know. Bear with us if you don’t hear back immediately.

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HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US this year in breaking out the noisemakers, party hats and raising a glass to 25 years of BATCH 87- OCHO SIETE!!! 1987 forward to January 28, 2012 --- that was then, this is now.

Our batch is fierce, forging an identity as a fearless advocate for women and offering unflinching coverage of all issues. We are fans of Dominican College, and I am always thrilled to the monthly challenge of blending humor, attitude and deep reporting on our lives with the lowdown on the latest splurge and steal and must-have vibrating mascara. To mark the occasion, we’ve packed this first and the only issue of OCHO SIETE with the latest information and whatchamacallits that we have collated in more than two years and not to forget, special mention to facebook, where we all got together. We are proud to give you our stunning portfolio --- a gift we can all appreciate. Cheers to Batch 1987!!!!

joy a meneses creative director batch 87 el presidente joimeneses@yahoo.com


One Batch. OCHO SIETE. 123 women. We are extraordinarily varied but we all share basic attributes, we all have different stories to tell, and we tell them exceedingly well. We are compelling and meaningful. We have presence, intelligence and beauty. We’ll make you stop time after time to pick this up, carefully turn the pages, see something new and say, yes, this is worth celebrating.

Let the celebration begin.


Aileen Miranda-Bernardo When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Ailene Ramos-Rivera Love God above all...

Alma Mercado-Fordan Love your own...

Analyn Francisco-Lesaca Patience is a virtue.


Anna Lisa Llanes-Policarpio Life is good.

Annie Martirez There’s nothing impossible to a willing mind.

Arleen Punzalan-Verendia Sometimes you have to give people credit for doing what they think is right.

Arlene Mendez-Madamba The past cannot be changed, the future is still in your power.


Arlene Padua-Martinez Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.

Arlene Santelices Happiness is the result of total appreciation of all that life gives you at every moment.

Beverly Liova Sy-Divinagracia It’s better to have an ugly face than have ugly manners.

Carmelita de Vera-Vandermey When things seem worst, you must not quit.


Carminia Domantay-Cruz Success without honor is like unseasoned dish, it will satisfy your hunger but it won’t taste good.

Carol Soriano-Donato Live life, laugh a lot and love forever.

Carolyn Coquia Patience, Persistence and Perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

Catherine Coronado-Abaya Past can be forgettable, it may heal but it leaves a scar, no matter what, unless I reach the stage of having a short term memory loss.


Cecilia Francisco-Alpas To miss the little things in life is to miss the biggest part

Cherry Flor Manuel-Rodriguez Live life, laugh a lot and love forever.

Christina de Larrazabal Youth is the opportunity to do something to become somebody

Cristina King-Da Silva Smile is the 2nd best thing you can do with your lips.


Crizelda delos Santos-Genova Life is full of surprises -- Live it!

Cynthia Mapua Success is 1% inspiration & 99% perspiration.

Daisy Sobremonte-Watkins The past cannot be changed, the future is in your power

Daisy Mae Bulatao There’s nothing permanent in this world except changes.


Dianne Marie Reyes I have enough blessings to suffice each day that’s why I don’t worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day with so much blessings to offer!

Elena de Guzman The worst thing in this world is not to try.

Elena Fernandez-Capili Do not worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself.

Elena Samson You can learn much from your experiences.


Emily Jean Claudio-Braganza The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot protect you.

Emerita Gutierrez-Balangue Practice makes perfect.

Ethelyn Pinili-Prado You can never plan the future without the past.

Fremadel Navoa A man without manners is like a boat without a rudder.


Genie Gaddi-Reyes If there’s a will, there’s a way.

Geraldine Garcia-San Juan Faith can save you.

Geraldine Gomez-Gonzales Be happy! Nothing is worth it if you are not.

Georgina Ricafrente-Mooslin LESS IS MORE. (no really, it is! If you hold on to all your material stuff, you’ll miss out on what’s important.)


Gizelle Villareal-Camua If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Grace Natividad-Bote Falling doesn’t make you a failure but staying down does.

Irmina Lobo-Macayan It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Jacqueline Roquim Live, love and laugh


Janice Calaycay Do your best and God will do the rest.

Jenny Angeles Everytime I close the door on reality, it comes through the window.

Jenna Casenas Time is gold.

Joy Alvarade-Meneses Eat. Pray. Love. Laugh.


Jiji Santos-Marcelo Everything happens for a reason.

Johanna Ortiz-Nacu If you can’t live with me, neither can you live without me.

Jo ann Gabrillo Serdon Life goes on no matter what happens.

Karen de Guzman Honesty is the best policy.


Karen Gonzales Not a thing lasts FOREVER...More like, AS LONG AS YOU LET IT.

Katherine Que-Paiso The first step of a dream is to try.

Lailanie Gutierrez-Catangay Forget about all the reason why something may not work, You only need to find one good reason why it will.

Leila Ebora-Jorge You are the master of your own destiny


Lisa Gabriel Live, Love, Laugh.

Lucy Daniel Remember man & keep in mind, a faithful friend is hard to find.

Luisa Labilles Falling down doesn’t make you a failure but staying down does.

Lyn Ebora-Cacha I am.


Magdalena Lava I have no time to be in a hurry.

Malou Pascua To err is human, to forgive is divine.

Maloy Gabriel Accept the person I am. Listen to me.

Marichu Vito-Santos It’s better to have a little love than to have no love at all


Marie Luz Espino-Sardea Vocations are like life with relish, experience & remembered with nostalgia.

Maritess Michael-Chua Try and try until you succeed.

Marivic Mendoza-Dayanan If others can do it, why can’t I?

Mary Grace Vicencio-Castillo To learn is to experience life.


Mary Joy Ibuna-Leoy Happy beyond words. God is good, He made all things beautiful.

Mildred Mendoza Life is serious but art is fun.

Monina Cabahug-Valles In every rule, there’s an exception.

Neila Esteban When you do good things, no one remembers, but when you do bad things no one forgets.


Nemelie Yaco-Autencio It’s better to fail on earth than to fail in heaven.

Nerissa Ramos-Rubenecia Life without education is useless.

Noreen Lacson-Magalong Two things indicate weakness, being silent when you have to speak, & to speak when you have to be silent.

Patricia Fernandez-Watson I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being, to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame. - Elizabeth Taylor


Patricia Martinez-Tam There are so many mediocre things in life, and love shouldn’t be one of them.

Patricia Zialcita-Aznar If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Pauline Carganilla-Gorospe Knowledge is a treasure & practice is the key to it.

Peregrina Beza To know God is to know myself better.


Rachelle Datu Live Life. Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.

Regina Robles-Salvador God gave us life. Enjoy it with a smile.

Ritchie Rodrigo The first step of a dream is to try.

Rosalina Fullantes-Vergara Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.


Rosalyn Domingo-Imperio work hard, play hard.

Roschelle Reyes-Rettig A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.

Sandra Barlin-Dabu Good people think before they answer.

Seanza delos Santos-Lozon If you want to make your dreams come true, don’t sleep.


Sheila AĂąonuevo-Guarin Life is short so make a difference today.

Sheilah Asong There’s always a place for success for a person.

Socorro Geronimo Try and try until you succeed.

Sylvia Goloyugo Aim high and hit the mark.


Vanessa Mercado-Olmedilla Believe in yourself or no one else will.

Veronica Sario-Arida Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart to.

Yolanda Yra-Ramos The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

Zoraida Francisco-Millare True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be and will not be.


Pinky Serrano-Belicena Do your best and God will do the rest.

Mildad Binas It’s only in the heart that one can see what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Myra Paz Villaroman-Tecson Happiness is what we make it. Live and let live. God is Good.

Mary Anne Vicencio Simplicity is beauty.


Cecilia Padilla-Gomez Falling down doesn’t make you a failure but staying down does.

Charissa Montoya-Molinas Time is gold so live life at its best.

Dulce Ramos-dela Merced Do not do unto others what you do not want them to do unto you.


Eloisa Santos Give your best in everything you do and God will do the rest for you.

Maricar Bautista Honesty and sincerity is a prime importance to a relationship.

Nathalie Flor Diego-Dizon Nothing is impossible with God.


friends - where are you?

Aileen Angeles Sandy Chhaloemchuang Sol Joven Vivian Rivera Catherine Untalan Rina Urmatan Carina Conopio Dianella Estacio Myra Leonidas Michelle Maglana Marissa Matubang Rowena Rogado Armida Untalan Jean Jugo

Myra Castro Charity Cawad Nina Leah Dalisay Rowena Domingo Criselda Lam Abigail Lorenzo Melissa Napal Agnes Repuyan Sharon Root Emilia Sianghio Yazmin Yngson Luisa Abriol Santos Ruselle Amurao Arleen Bernal Blesilda Castillo


f r i e n d s a nd friendships Rachelle Datu Everyone has a story to tell from high school. These were the best of times where we can act silly, be funny, be serious and be what we want to be with friends around us and invent ourselves with high school as our lab. Friendship was developed slowly and gradually. Bonding time was spent during recess and lunch time with unending chatting and story-telling. We shared life’s memorable moments. We laughed together, had good and bad times together and enjoyed mutually liked activities. We would play around, chase each other and even have water balloon fights. Our wackiness and shall I say our being “fun-loving” was “misunderstood” by some … they even labelled us as the “notorious seniors”. I recalled some of the parties organized by our classmates… some were titled “Millennium Maudlin Moments….”, “A Dance Party Zany Zillion Zone…” whatever the title is and wherever it is – it was organized for us to have fun. We even organized a Halloween party where we made our own casket, dug graves, and decorated the whole place like a graveyard. It was a ladies party of dancing, laughing, eating, bonding, swimming and funnnnnnn! After graduating in 1987, most of us lost track and communication with our other classmates. Many of us become so busy with our own lives that they had let friendships slipped by over the years. It was March 2002 when DCAN ’87 yahoo group was created and we started exchanging email messages and personally catching up with each other. Some of us became active with the yearly DC homecoming. Meet up and bonding became easier. With the yahoo group it was easier to be connected to both Friendster and especially Facebook. Simple get together here in Manila and even in the US became more accessible. After two decades of not seeing each other and losing contact everything became possible and catching up felt great as if we never distance from each other. Building friendship takes time and includes obstacles and hardships. It requires risk, risk of requiring self-disclosure. Ours was developed through persistence. It was built on trust and mutual respect. Friends has a sixth sense because they they are there for you when you need them. Some say that if you find at least one good friend then your life can be so much better. Friends put up with your moods and antics; they listen to your silence. But for me – I found OCHO-SIETE, nothing is more meaningful than that. Friends and friendships are here to stay. Through the years, we have shared a special bond, a bond of sisterly love and support. A bond that will last till our next lifetime... friends are blessings – OCHO-SIETE is a blessing.


it all started here... december 2010. our first get together before the turnover. we got our official shirts!

with the team, started thinking about our plans...

but of course, we need food for the brain!!!


January 15, 2011 - TURNOVER

Cheers!!! - Thank you Batch ‘86


YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP

No matter what happens in our lives, there’s one thing that is in our minds: GIVING BACK. In celebration of our 25th anniversary, OCHO SIETE gives back to the children, making the most of whatever we have. Sharing and teaching them good values that we also learned from our alma mater.


ocho siete gives back

APR

initial project - feeding program for kids at DC grounds


july

whole month feeding program for adopted kids of Bgy Batis


july

Leadership program for Grade School & HS students


AUG

Leadership program for College students


sept

Career Talk for Juniors and Seniors


Oct

Ukay Ukay to raise funds for our 2012 PARTY!


nov

Christmas in November - feeding program for kids


nov

Helping build a home - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


DEC

Raising funds to help Fr. Zenki and his parish in Batanes Batch 87 reaches out and as part of our fund raising for the Reunion Event and at the same time helping raise funds for the various projects and advocacies of Fr. Ronaldo “Zenki” B. Manabat, Parish Priest of Sto. Domingo de Guzman Cathedral Parish in Basco, Batanes. A contribution of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) gives you the opportunity in helping in the advocacies and projects for the Sto. Domingo de Guzman Cathedral Parish. With 3 prayer intentions/petitions (e.g. thanksgiving, birthdays, anniversaries etc.), a mass will be held on your chosen intention/petition date at the Sto. Domingo de Guzman Cathedral Parish and you will also be given a copy of a devotional book that will serve as your daily guide in seeking God’s word, all these from Ocho Siete.


25 reasons to be nice. 1. Give at least one sincere compliment a day and it doesn’t have to be much. Tell someone they have a nice smile, or you like their shoes or you envy their patience. If you look for it, you can find something positive to say about anyone. 2. If you buy something from a vending machine, leave the change in the change thingy for the next person. It’s funny how someone finding an unexpected quarter makes their day. 3. Make a bunch of small little notes that have positive messages like “Have a nice day!” or “Someone loves you” and hide them around a public area for random strangers to find. This is a good project for those who have kids. 4. Overtip your waitress. 5. Give an extra Php10.00 when you pay for something (retail, fast food restaurant) and ask that they apply it to the next person in line. 6. If you pack lunches for your loved one, stick a small note telling them to have a great day. Similarly, hide small love letters in your significant others pockets/bags/jackets. 7. When you see a mom with a stroller going into a building, hold the door for her. She’ll appreciate it more than you’ll know! 8. Send a random e-Card to someone you haven’t talked to in a while for no special reason. 9. Leave flowers anonymously at your colleague’s desk. 10. Make eye contact with people and smile. 11. Wave when someone lets you merge on the road. 12. Let someone who has five items at the grocery store go in front of you.


spread the love 13. Holiday season is a great time to recognize people who are underappreciated, leave some homemade goodies in your mailbox with a thank you note for your postman. `14. Buy a current bestseller and donate it to the local library. 15. Give blood to the Red Cross. 16. When a waitress or other service person has been exceptional, let their manager know. 17. If you take walks around the neighborhood, bring along a bag and pick up trash as you go. 18. During the holidays, bring some hot chocolate or coffee to the bell ringers who are standing outside in cold weather. 19. Thank a co-worker or employee out of the blue for their hard work. 20. Give a child's old toys to a shelter every holiday season instead of trashing them. 21. Buy a homeless person some water on a hot day. 22. Let someone pregnant or an elderly sit in your seat when none are available. 23. Thank your spouse, significant other, roommate, mom, etc. whenever they prepare a meal for you. It shows great appreciation. 24. When making dinner, double the recipe and deliver dinner to a neighbor. 25. Pay the toll of the car driving behind you.


OUR PARTNERS THANK YOU


acknowledgements ABROAD Rosalina Fullantes-Vergara Alma Mercado-Fordan Mildred Mendoza Crizelda delos Santos-Genova Mavic Mendoza-Dayanan Mildad Bi単as Emily Jean Claudio-Braganza Georgina Ricafrente-Mooslin Patricia Fernandez-Watson Zoraida Francisco-Millare Socorro Geronimo Johanna Ortiz-Nacu Elena Fernandez-Capili Karen Gonzales Daisy Mae Bulatao

MANILA Irmina Lobo-Macayan Annie Martirez Rosalyn Domingo-Imperio Nerissa Ramos-Rubenecia Carolyn Coquia Analyn Francisco-Lesaca Lailanie Gutierrez-Catangay Cynthia Mapua Arlene Santelices Mary Grace Vicencio-Castillo Mary Anne Vicencio Maloy Gabriel Nemelie Yaco-Autencio Charissa Montoya-Molines Monina Cabahug-Valles Patricia Martinez-Tam Cherry Flor Manuel-Rodriguez Louie Labilles Carol Soriano-Donato Noreen Lacson-Magalong Rachelle Datu Joy Alvarade-Meneses


acknowledgements Drs. Julian and Leticia L. Amado Dr. Jose V. De Leon, Jr. Ms. Yolanda V. De Leon Ms. Leonora Bayugo Ms. Angie Domingo-Buan

THANK YOU!!! gracias… xiè xie ní … arigatou… muchos gracias… merci grazie… maraming salamat… kob-khun-ka


Arrieta A. Royola aba4@digipress.asia

Katherine.Tan@urc.com.ph

Agnes Suarez asuarez@yahoo.com

Cherry Flor Manuel-Rodriguez hanzluke@yahoo.com


vetsinpractice_phils@hotmail.com vetsinpractice.multiply.com 5311581/5337965

chocolatcakes@gmail.com. 2121212 for delivery

terrawellness.spa@gmail.com reservations and inquiries 638 9145

Production Village Corporation jessie_brrs@yahoo.com +63 920 914 9843


BATCH MATES “iba ang may pinagsamahan” Faith Abano Ellinor Tanega-Ferriol Racquel de Ocampo Freely Asistio Beverly Arsenal Jane Gorospe Jezzelle Ramirez Antoinette Mangubat Rhea Aluyen-Moyer Yvonne Picson Beverly Arsenal-Pajaro Sharon Gabionza-Dayoan Zenaida Roxas Pamela Obieta Luisa Torres Odette Martinez-Abad Amylie Orozco Emilee Layson-Goroza


things that make us love

ocho siete

greenhills!!!!

manggang hilaw with bagoong

scramble

gulaman & sago handmade invitations

parties with mobile disco cyndi lauper

madonna

dirty ice cream

bosconians, weh

fishballs

snack attack!

aquinians, haha

bagets


horoscope aries

Kapag “Ikaw, saan mo gusto?” pa rin ang sagot mo sa “Saan tayo kakain?” niya, LAGOT. May masama akong pangitain. May kinalaman sa Jollibee.

Sabi nang di ka nya niloloko. tsk.

cancer

Swerte ka kung Valentine’s Day eh mag-aabang ka sa labas ng SM Dept Store. hindi ko ma-vibes kung sang branch. Balikan kita.

Tapos na nga. Close kaya kami. Wag kang magulo.

leo

taurus Hindi lahat ng mamahalin mo ay mamahalin ka. Bakit lahat ba ng nagmahal sa yo, minahal mo rin ba? Nagtatanong lang, ‘teh.

gemini

May makakatabi kang Libra. Makakatabi lang. Wag kang masyadong ambisyosa. :)

virgo


horoscope lang ‘to, wag magpa-apekto. Magpapalit ka ng status sa Facebook.

libra

Baka naman mabait. Pagbigyan mo naman.

capricorn Move on. Kaya mo yan. Delete mo na mga text nya.

scorpio

Siya naman ang i-surprise mo. Gandahan mo ha.

aquarius May isang tao na magbabalik na galing sa past mo, kaya lang bukas ka pa uuwi, kaya di kayo magkikita. sayang.

sagittarius

Isa ito sa pinaka-memorable na Valentine’s Day mo, Namnamin mo na lang, hindi na yan mapapantayan. Promise.

pisces


but wait, THERE’S MORE!!! and now, here’s the fun part, i made this book to be interactive and a fun way to connect with all the other alumni present today. so grab your pens and go ahead, let them sign, exchange contact numbers, emails and whatever you want to share with each other... time starts now!!! don’t worry, i won’t tell you to: “pass your papers, finished or not finished.”


friends, lovers or nothing... name mobile email interested in:

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pa-autograph page

pa-autograph ka na sa crush mo noon pa, chance mo na. dali!!!!


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o f f i c e r s president joy alvarade-meneses internal vice president rachelle v datu external vice president crizelda delos santos-genova internal secretary carol soriano-donato external secretary mildred mendoza treasurer noreen lacson-magalong auditor cherry flor manuel-rodriguez committee heads carolyn coquia lanie gutierrez-catangay analyn francisco-lesaca luisa labilles annie martirez


... all the special people below who juggle family, career and kids and continue to be an inspiration to us and everyone who knows them ... those who keep us healthy, happy, sane and just be there for us: Au, Alma, Taleng, EJ, Elding, Mami ... our core group who make everything possible and put up with our chaos: Carol C - who will go beyond the call of duty and always smiling Analyn - for giving a lot of lootbag items and giveaways as needed Lanie - for dealing with chaos calmly and spearheading the feeding program Cherry - for making sure that the funds are computed correctly Annie - for free massages and her condo as our HQ, plus the wine Louie - for the videos made out of love and her dependability Malou P - for her moral support and words of wisdom Taleng - for her calmness, our silent supporter and just being there Maloy - for being busy at work but always there for us Noreen - for her comfort foods as always and hospitality Rachelle - for being the driver, messenger and being herself Carol D - for being there always and our “abono girl” Joi M - for being myself and born this way ...and most importantly, to Ms Leonora Bayugo and Ms Angie Buan for their unending support to us. As for the names we have been privileged to work closely with over the years, I could start at the beginning of the alphabet & work through but there isn’t much space, We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, not only you have been our inspiration but generously gave us your time. Huge thanks to everybody involved and whose work in these pages is proof that there’s more to me than simply a moody b*tch with a pout.


Before closing this book, take time to think that this annual souvenir book is different. It’s not just about our year, it’s about every year that came before as well. It’s about both passion and progress, the latter being that much sweeter for being an added bonus of something we would have enjoyed doing anyway. Everything we do is driven by our commitment to building a great team. It takes talented and passionate people to create successful projects such as this much-awaited reunion slash get together party, and we are fortunate to have attracted more than our fair share. We aim to keep them and you, our schoolmates, blissfully happy in the coming year. see you soon!


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all rights reserved. 2012


OCHO SIETE "LITTLE BLACK BOOK"